Shell continues Nissan e.dams Formula E partnership with multi-year renewal

Shell and Nissan e.dams have officially announced the continuation of their Formula E partnership with both brands signing a new, multi-year deal, reaffirming their joint commitment to the all-electric racing series.

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Shell and Nissan : Together we’re electric!

The alliance between Shell and Nissan in Formula E is significant in that it brings together two leaders in the development of new mobility solutions. Both partners have a vision to improve the driving experience for EV drivers, helping to make them more attractive to motorists.

As one of the world’s largest energy suppliers, Shell has the unique ability to use its technology and marketing expertise to develop more and cleaner mobility solutions that will serve the growing number of EV customers both on and beyond the forecourt.

Race for the Future

Shell is increasingly charging electric vehicles at forecourts, homes and workplaces, while developing specialised lubricants or e-fluids that will make EVs more efficient.

On the track, the partnership will enable Shell and Nissan to explore opportunities to provide greater performance to the team in their ambition to win championships. As with Shell’s successful partnerships with manufacturers in other motorsport series, the partnership will enable a shared desire to deliver innovations from the racetrack to the road.

Through our Partnership with Nissan e.dams in Formula E, we are excited to be actively working with the team to analyse and showcase the benefits that a specifically designed EV transmission fluid plays within the team’s new Season 8 Formula E powertrain, carefully engineered to withstand the extreme conditions of Formula E competition. In line with Shell’s R&D strategy in motorsport, Shell will take its learnings from the racetrack to help optimise its road-going products.

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Season 8 kicks off electrifying Diriyah under lights

A two-day double header in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, kicked off the eighth season of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, marking Maximillian Günther’s debut race for the Nissan e.dams team as well as the first race since Shell and Nissan renewed their partnership in the all-electric series.

Racing around the ancient surroundings of Diriyah, the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site created an atmospheric spectacle under the lights, with the 11 teams and 22 drivers tackling the challenging the city circuit, thrusting Formula E into the spotlight.

Nissan look ahead to the European races

Formula E goes global before returning to Europe

Once the season gets underway in Diriyah, the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship continues its world tour descending on Mexico for round 3.

After racing on the iconic streets of Mexico City, the championship returns to Europe for rounds 4-8, taking in Rome, Monaco, and Berlin as the race for the title begins to hot up.

With two new race locations confirmed, discover the full Season 8 calendar, and get the latest Formula E news and announcements.

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The A-Z of Shell: F For Future of Mobility

Title: Shell_AZ_Future_of_Mobility_London_Episode

Duration: 06:25 minutes

Description:

In the second installment of our series exploring the different aspects of Shell’s involvement in motorsport, Emma Walsh and Richie Driss set off on a uniquely challenging journey across London – who can complete it in the most sustainable way?

[Video footage]
We open with a white Nissan LEAF which is being driven by Emma Walsh.

Emma Walsh
Am I back where I started?

[Video footage]
We then cut to Richie Driss who is on the phone. He turns to camera then we cut to Richie on his bike.

Richie Driss
I need a set of wheels! Ohhh yeaaaahhh!

[Video footage]
Emma with a helmet on as she roller skates down a hill then we cut to Richie with his arms open wide as he’s on a barge. We then cut to both Emma and Richie on screen facing the camera, they are outside at the Queen Elizabeth Park.

Richie Driss
Welcome to the Queen Elizabeth Park where we are kicking off the next Shell A-Z Challenge.

[On screen text with animated Graphics]
Shell A-Z Challenge graphic is seen against a London Background. We also see the Shell and Nissan partner lock up logo and the theme for the episode which is F for Future Mobility.

Emma Walsh
Well, I have the challenge envelope. That’s for you.

[Video footage]
Emma hands the envelope to Richie. As Richie reads the challenge, we see overlaid footage of a mechanic from the Nissan e.dams adding tires to a car, preparing the car and Sebastien Buemi getting inside of the car. We then see the car on the track.

Richie Driss
Today’s challenge is all about ‘F’ for ‘Future Mobility’

[On screen text with animated Graphics]
F for Future Mobility

Richie Driss
Shell is constantly looking for new and improved ways of doing things, including developing and testing new energy solutions with partners to ensure we are on course for a brighter tomorrow.

[Video footage]
Emma and Richie are back on screen.

[On screen text with animated Graphics]
ABCDEFGHIJKLMANOPQRSTUVQXYZ

Richie Driss
Along the way you must also help identify the letters E, G, N, O and R.

[On screen text with animated Graphics]
Letters E, G, N, O and R

[Video footage]
Emma’s phone rings and she picks it up.

Emma Walsh
OK, I am getting a phone call right now…

[Video footage]
Sebastien Buemi is seen on screen as he looks down at the camera. He is wearing a Nissan e.dams black jacket.

[Title]
Seb Buemi
Nissan e.dams Formula E Driver

Sébastien Buemi
Hey guys, we want you to future proof your exerted energy by getting across London to the Excel Centre using the least amount of energy possible. Every time you save energy, you score points. The winner gets to meet me and the team and watch a full race weekend here at the London ePrix. Good luck!

[Video footage]
Emma and Richie are back on screen in the same location talking to each other.

Richie Driss
That’s very cool, do you know what, good luck keeping your energy levels low.

Emma Walsh
Oh come on, I’ve got this.

Richie Driss
Mmmm, see you at the Excel Centre?

Emma Walsh
I’ll see you at the Excel Centre!

[Video footage]
They fist bump and leave vision in separate directions.

[On screen text with animated Graphics]
CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

[On screen text with animated Graphics]
A graphic with an illustrated map which shows the position of Emma and Richie as a starting point of their journey\.

[Video footage]
We cut to Emma on screen as she begins walking down the canal with a phone in her hand.

Emma Walsh
OK Richie, game on! I know exactly what I’m going to be doing today. First things first though, I need to find my closest electric charging station.

[On screen text with animated Graphics]
Shell Recharge logo with Shell logos popping out of her phone.

Emma Walsh
Perfect, there’s one literally around the corner. OK, now all I need is an electric car.

[Video footage]
Emma is getting into a Nissan LEAF. We show various close ups of the car, buckling her seat belt, adjusting the rear-view mirror and then press start. The front lights go on, Emma puts it into gear, and she drives off. We see the white Nissan LEAF and external shots of the car. We then see a close-up of Emma driving in the car and she talks to camera.

Emma Walsh
Woooo, you little beauty! OK, let’s go and Recharge your batteries and grab those efficiency points.

[On screen text with animated Graphics]
R for Recharge

Emma Walsh
Alright, we are on the road and like I said, I have been doing my homework. Shell and Nissan have teamed up in Formula E to make mobility more sustainable and this little Nissan LEAF is part of the solution.

[Video footage]
Overlaid footage of the Nissan e.dams team on race weekend in the garage and the race car out on track.

Emma Walsh
Oh, N for Nissan! That’s got to be it.

[On screen text with animated Graphics]
N for Nissan

[Video footage]
On screen we see a landscape view of London.

Emma Walsh
Ok my lovely LEAF, let’s get you all charged up.

[Video footage]
We cut to as Shell Fuel Garage and we see the white Nissan LEAF pull into the Recharge point.

Emma Walsh
Shell have expanded their recharging stations across the UK, so finding one on your journey is getting easier and easier.

[On screen text with animated Graphics]
G for Garage

[Video footage]
Emma pops open the bonnet of the car to find the charging point, she grabs the charge from the Shell Recharge point and inserts it into the plug.

Emma Walsh
By 2025, Shell aims to grow its global EV Network to around 500,000 charge points, all with 100% renewable electricity. So quick and easy, and oh look at that, all those efficiency points are racking right up. Now, I wonder how Richie’s getting on?

[On screen text with animated Graphics]
On-screen graphics of her Shell ‘efficiency’ points adding up to 50.

[Video footage]
We cut to footage of the canal in East London and see Richie walking along the river and then he spots the Captain of a barge, Captain James, mooring up near him.

Richie Driss
OK, a canal which is very promising... and a barge, it looks like I’ve timed this perfectly! Permission to come aboard?

Captain James
Granted!

[Video footage]
Richie is on board at the front of the barge looking out to the river as the boat is in transit.

Richie Driss
Wow, OK, here we go!

[Video footage]
We see the Captain steering the boat and shots of the boat on the river.

Richie Driss
Ahhh man, there is no better way to get around London, an electric barge. E, Electric - nailed it!

[On screen text with animated Graphics]
E for Electric

[Title]
Captain James – The Electric Barge

[Video footage]
Richie and the Captain are both in shot for a conversation.

Richie Driss
Captain James, tell me, how are we able to travel not only very stylishly but also using such little energy?

Captain James
So, as the electric barge, we’ve got a power point on our mooring and charge up using solar energy from the National Grid.

[Video footage]
We see the Captain lifting up to show the batteries of the engine.

Captain James
Under here, we’ve got 72 batteries, much like the ones you might have in a car.

[Video footage]
The Captain pops up from a ladder.

Captain James
And then down here is the motor room, where the motors are that drive the boat. Do you want to have a look?

Richie Driss
No, I don't think I could fit, actually, to be fair.

[Video footage]
We see Richie walk to the back of the boat, looking at his phone.

[On screen text with animated Graphics]
On-screen graphics of his Shell ‘efficiency’ points adding up to 40

Richie Driss
First points on the board, we are off the mark, on to the next one.

[Video footage] We see Richie waving at Captain James. Captain James then waves back at him.

Richie Driss
Thank you Captain James!

[Video footage]
We cut back to Emma where she is pulling into a car park with her Nissan LEAF.

Emma Walsh
Thanks little LEAF, but I need a pit stop.

[Video footage with graphics overlaid]
Emma is walking to the next destination, the map graphic on screen shows where her and Richie are compared to the finish line.

[Video footage]
We see a shot of the external of a coffee shop “Ethical Bean. Co.” Emma has a coffee in hand while holding her phone.

Emma Walsh
Yes, coffee! And the beans are ethically sourced, so extra points.

[Video footage with graphics overlaid]
Emma’s Shell efficiency points come on screen to 10 points.

[Video footage]
We cut back to Richie who is now in a park in London. We also see a guy on an electric bike.

Richie Driss
Here he is, Alejandro, thank you for coming through. How are you?

[Title]
Alejandro – Friend of Richie

[Video footage]
Alejandro comes on screen walking towards Richie with a bike.

Alejandro
Yeah very good, how are you doing?

[Video footage]
Fist bump between Richie and Alejandro, whilst Richie holds his charging phone and gestures to the solar-paneled bench around him.

Richie Driss
Good, good; I’m just charging my phone on this solar powered bench so give me one second.

[Video footage with graphics overlaid]
Richie’s Shell efficiency points come on screen to 10 points.

[On screen text with animated Graphics]
O for OPTIMIZING CHARGING PROCESS

Richie Driss
That’s O for Optimizing Charging Process as well, brilliant! Right, you ready?

[Video footage]
Richie fist grabs the air.

Alejandro
Yes let’s do this.

[Video footage]
Camera focuses on Richie who stands up next to Alejandro who then talks about his electric bike

Richie Driss
Ok Alejandro, mate, tell me about this, it looks unbelievable.

Alejandro
It’s basically 100% electric, it’s the greenest way to commute around London by far, and it’s really, really fast.

[Video footage]
Richie takes the electric bike from Alejandro and wheels it off screen.

Richie Driss
I’m going to need to borrow this, is that alright?

Alejandro
Yes sure, go for it.

Richie Driss
I’ll be right back…

Alejandro
Cool, have fun!

[Video footage]
Emma is sat against a wall at a cafe table and picks up her mobile phone and puts it to her ear.

Emma Walsh
Richie, what are you up to?

[Video footage]
Footage of Richie cycling through a park on electric bike, with Bluetooth speaker headphones.

Richie Driss
Just cruising in the park on my electric bike.

[Video footage]
Emma speaking into phone sat at cafe table.

Emma Walsh
On your e-bike? Where are you?

[Video footage]
Returns to footage of Richie cycling through park with both hands-on handlebars.

Richie Driss
Nah sorry, haven’t got time for this. I’m cycling, very efficiently!

[On screen text with animated Graphics]
Drone footage of park with graphic +40 points and then moves to illustrated map which shows the position of Emma and Richie.

Richie Driss
Whooo, I need me one of these for Christmas!

[Video footage]
Emma laughing and hanging up phone call then standing up.

Emma Walsh
Oh no, I better get moving.

[Video footage]
Emma walks onto screen and sits down on park bench with rollerblades and helmet in her hands. She laces up her rollerblades and adjusts her helmet, then stands up.

Emma Walsh
Rollerblading has got be the most efficient way to get through this park. Right, let’s go.

[Video footage]
Emma is rollerblading through the park as we see a drone footage of park from above.

Emma Walsh
I think I’m going to need something extra to win this challenge, something that requires the least amount of energy possible, I think that’s going to have to mean downhill.

[Video footage]
Emma is blading over bridge with arms outstretched, raised in the air and then down to her sides.

[On screen text with animated Graphics]
+24 points climbing up to +?? points

[Video footage]
Shot of poster advertising the London E-Prix at the Excel while richie is singing to himself. He is running up the Excel Centre steps, reaching the top and visibly out of breath while tries to look around for Emma.

Richie Driss
And across the finish line, but where’s Emma?

[Video footage]
Emma is walking down Excel passageway and is looking around.

Emma Walsh
Now where is Richie?

[Video footage]
Emma and Richie bump into each other on screen.

Richie Driss
Richie: Here she is!

Emma Walsh
We made it!

[Video footage]
The pair standing next to each other and Emma gesturing with her hands.

Richie Driss
Bounding in.

Emma Walsh
So excited, we’re at the ePrix circuit.

Richie Driss
Yep!

Emma Walsh
But most importantly, we need to know who won.

[Video footage]
Recap of Richie’s journey – he’s seen on a barge, sat on the solar-paneled bench and riding the electric bike.

[On screen text with animated Graphics]
+40, +10, +40 points calculated alongside each activity.


Richie Driss
So my barge, my bench, and my bike, got me a total of 90 points! Happy with that!

[On screen text with animated Graphics]
Points tallied up to read 90 POINTS.

[Video footage]
We cut to Emma and Richie stood next to each other again outside the Excel, awaiting the outcome.

Emma Walsh
90 points…

[Video footage]
Recap of Emma’s journey behind the wheel of the Nissan LEAF, then cutting to Emma picking up her coffee and finally cuts to her rollerblading through the park.

[On screen text with animated Graphics]
Points appearing on screen alongside the footage of activities: +50, +10, +40.

Emma Walsh
Ok my turn, so Nissan LEAF, a coffee to refuel me, and my rollerblades got me a grand total of…

[Video footage]
Camera cuts back to Emma standing outside the Excel and studying her phone screen as she reveals the results. Emma turns to Richie.

Emma Walsh
Are you ready?

[Video footage]
Emma and Richie side-by-side outside the Excel.

Emma Walsh
100 points!

[On screen text with animated Graphics]
100 points (in front of Emma) and 90 points (in front of Richie).

[Video footage]
Richie looks dejected and slaps arms to his thighs, whilst Emma fist punches the air.

Richie Driss
Ahhhh what!

[On screen text with animated Graphics]
WINNER!!!! Appears across the center of the screen.

Emma Walsh
Yes!

Richie Driss
As if…

[Video footage]
Emma checks her phone and receives a phone call from Sebastien Buemi.

Emma Walsh
And here’s Seb right now to congratulate me.

[Video footage]
Footage cuts to Sebastien Buemi looking down to the camera.

Sébastien Buemi
Emma, congratulations and see you track side! Richie, sorry, maybe next time.

[Video footage]
Camera cuts back to Richie and Emma outside the Excel center as they both look at her phone screen.

Richie Driss
Yeah, must be nice, where did you get those extra 10 points from?

Emma Walsh
I think it’s got to be bravery going downhill in the rollerblades

[Video footage]
Richie looks dejected and expresses his disappointment with his arms to the camera.

Richie Driss
Unbelievable. Where’s the referee? Unbelievable!

[Video footage]
Richie walks off camera and it pans to Emma who clutches her fists in the air.

Emma Walsh
Yes!

[Graphic]
We see the Shell Pecten centered against a white background. Below this, we see the hashtag #PoweringProgress and website URL “Shell.com/motorsport”.

F is for Future Mobility!

As one of the world’s largest energy suppliers, Shell has the unique ability to use its technology and marketing expertise, as well as the partnership with Nissan in Formula E, to develop cleaner mobility solutions that will serve the growing number of EV motorists both on and beyond the forecourt.